Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour

Today is my stop on the Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour!

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First off, this might seem odd, but I have to just comment on the actual physical feel of this book. It’s hardcover and has a pocket on the inside holding all of the templates you need for the included patterns. it’s just a solid, pretty book. Rare to come across a hardcover quilting book like this and I have to say, I really like it.

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The focus of the book is patterns to use precuts with. Now if you read my blog and keep up with my quilting, you’ll know that I simply never use precuts. That said, any and all of these patterns can be used with your stash – either yardage or scraps!

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There’s also 20 pattern in the book – a lot! There’s definitely something for everyone considering just how many patterns are included.

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The book also contains loads of important info – all you need to know to make a quilt and so many resources and references as well. Along with being super informative, if I had to use one adjective for the book, it would be cozy. There’s just something about the photography and the great hand drawn illustrations that make reading the book a comfy way to spend some time!

Do you want to win a copy? Chronicle Books have been nice enough to donate one! Just leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Thursday. U.S. shipping only (sorry!).

And follow along with the rest of the tour:

Tuesday, November 15 – West Coast Crafty & Foxy Art Studio
Wednesday, November 16 – Patch Andi
Thursday, November 17 – In Color Order
Friday, November 18 – Kristin La Flamme & Camp Follower Bags & Quilts

Monday, November 21 – Quilt Dad
Tuesday, November 22 – Pat Sloan & Pleasant Home

155 Responses to “Little Bits Quilting Bee blog tour”

  1. patty November 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful book with all the small projects.

  2. craftytammie November 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    i tend to use scraps in most of my projects, but sometimes i buy charm packs just to see an entire line together. this book looks pretty cool!

  3. Chancy November 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    This looks great! I have a couple jelly rolls that this book might be perfect for.

  4. Mary November 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    This looks like a lovely book with many beautiful projects!

  5. Linda R. November 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I would LOVE a copy of this beautiful book!

  6. sabrina November 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    The book looks awesome! What a great way to use up all those jelly rolls and charm packs I’ve been collecting.

  7. Karen deFazio November 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    Congratulatins to Kathleen… Her work is impeccable … Can’t wait to see this book! I’ve been saving charm squares :)

  8. melissa q. November 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    i’ve loved seeing the blog tour for this book. the quilts look like fantastic fun! it’s so great that you mention the feel of the book itself…there is something so wonderful about how a book feels and smells.

  9. Mary November 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    Love it. You can never have too many quilting books in your library!

  10. Lucie November 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    This book looks awesome!

  11. MBMeadows November 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    need.to.get.this.asap.

  12. Sherry J. November 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    I love this book, looks like great projects.

  13. Heidi November 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Looks like a very resourceful book! I would LOVE a copy :)

  14. Maureen from Ventura November 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    The quilts displayed look pretty cool! Love the photography too.

  15. Shanon November 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    I love precuts and from the pictures you shared these quilts would be right up my alley! Here’s to hoping random picks me!

  16. jan November 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity! It looks like it has some great projects!

  17. Jodi G. November 15, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    Ohhh this book looks like alot of great projects!Great pictures as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Shawna November 15, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    I’m a new quilter and this book looks like just what I need. Awesome book and lots of eye candy. Thanks for a chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Consuelo November 15, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    Love the book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Summer November 15, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    I haven’t ever seen this book! Love ideas for precuts!

  21. Carole November 15, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    Love the cover! Looks fun!

  22. Dana November 15, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    This book looks great, I want to make both of the quilts you showed. Thanks.

  23. Pattij November 15, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    I would LOVE a copy of this beautiful book! Gorgeous!

  24. Keri P November 15, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    I am new to quilting and this would be SUCH a help! Pick me! ; )
    thanks for the chance!

  25. Susan November 15, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    The book looks quite interesting. I have lots of pre-cut fabrics & usually have no idea what to do with them.

  26. Ellen November 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    This would be great! I really want to start patchwork and quilting for 2012 and so many of these quilts are lovely. Thank you.

  27. Barb November 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I love using precuts! What a great book.

  28. kathy h November 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    I love to pick up different lines of precuts and then i don’t know what to do with them. this book looks like it has some great projects.

  29. Tricia C November 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    What a wonderful looking book! Would love to have to choose between the twenty patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Rachel at Stitched in Color November 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks for the chance!

  31. brenda November 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    what a fun new book!

  32. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    It would be so fun to own a copy of this book and make EVERYTHING in it!

  33. Jen November 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    These projects look great!

  34. Whitney November 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    This book looks great! I would love a copy!

  35. Erin November 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    I’m not an experienced quilter, so I use precuts a lot. Its a lovely book! Thanks for a chance to win!

  36. bruinbr November 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    Very cool book design! I have some precuts that need some inspiration! This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Binks November 16, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    to join a Quilting Bee… it’s on my bucket list.

  38. Erin November 16, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    This looks like it could be a great resource with some cool new (to me) ideas. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  39. Heather November 16, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    What a great looking book. Just the thing for the jelly roll I want to use!

  40. Beth Paulson November 16, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    I love books using precut and using scraps as I have lots of scraps..especially HST, I save and so do others for me!! Looks like a neat book and I definity would love to win it..Beth

  41. amy November 16, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Ooh! I’d love to win a copy.

  42. Anita November 16, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Sure I’d like to win the book!

  43. pinkkrystal November 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    what a lovely book! I think it needs to be mine!

  44. Aimee November 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    The book looks great and I’ll have to check it out at my local quilt store. I love using precuts and am always looking for patterns.

  45. Jamsby November 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    This book looks amazing. I don’t use pre cuts either but could be talked into it!

  46. VickiT November 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Beautiful pictures in this book. I just adore that little boy and his truck reading the book. Too cute. I’d love to learn more about quilting bees also. Being fairly new to quilting, other than what I’ve read on blogs, I have not heard much more about those. Ways to utilize the charms and jelly rolls I have purchased is needed as well.

  47. Shannon November 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Can’t wait to see more of what this book has to offer! I’m inspired already :)

  48. Emily November 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    Looks really cute! I love the modern look of the projects.

  49. Deb November 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    I love the cover of this book and all the sample pages I’ve seen on the blog tour! Thanks for the chance.

  50. Henria O. November 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    This looks like such an awesome book! There are many projects here that I would love to try! Thanks for the chance!
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